New Mexico Water Science Center

Publications

This list of New Mexico Water Science Center publications spans from 1961 to the present. It includes both official USGS publications and journal articles authored by our scientists.

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Water-level data for the Albuquerque Basin and adjacent areas, central New Mexico, period of record through September 30, 2011

The Albuquerque Basin, located in central New Mexico, is about 100 miles long and 25–40 miles wide. The basin is defined as the extent of consolidated and unconsolidated deposits of Tertiary and Quaternary age that encompasses the structural Rio Grande Rift within the basin. Drinking-water supplies throughout the basin were obtained solely...

Beman, Joseph E.
Water-level data for the Albuquerque Basin and adjacent areas, central New Mexico, period of record through September 30, 2011; 2012; DS; 714; Beman, Joseph E.

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Estimated probability of postwildfire debris flows in the 2012 Whitewater-Baldy Fire burn area, southwestern New Mexico

In May and June 2012, the Whitewater-Baldy Fire burned approximately 1,200 square kilometers (300,000 acres) of the Gila National Forest, in southwestern New Mexico. The burned landscape is now at risk of damage from postwildfire erosion, such as that caused by debris flows and flash floods. This report presents a preliminary hazard assessment of...

Tillery, Anne C.; Matherne, Anne Marie; Verdin, Kristine L.
Estimated probability of postwildfire debris flows in the 2012 Whitewater-Baldy Fire burn area, southwestern New Mexico; 2012; OFR; 2012-1188; Tillery, Anne C.; Matherne, Anne Marie; Verdin, Kristine L.

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Groundwater-well data of San Miguel County, New Mexico, 1970-2010

The hydrologic resources of San Miguel County, New Mexico, are increasingly relied upon to meet growing domestic, livestock, and agricultural needs. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with San Miguel County, conducted a study during 2010-11 to assess current publicly available information regarding the hydrologic resources of San Miguel...

Matherne, Anne Marie; Stewart, Anne M.
Groundwater-well data of San Miguel County, New Mexico, 1970-2010; 2012; DS; 686; Matherne, Anne Marie; Stewart, Anne M.

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Hydrogeology, water chemistry, and transport processes in the zone of contribution of a public-supply well in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2007-9

The National Water-Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA) of the U.S. Geological Survey began a series of groundwater studies in 2001 in representative aquifers across the Nation in order to increase understanding of the factors that affect transport of anthropogenic and natural contaminants (TANC) to public-supply wells. One of 10 regional-scale TANC...

Bexfield, Laura M.; Jurgens, Bryant C.; Crilley, Dianna M.; Christenson, Scott C.
Hydrogeology, water chemistry, and transport processes in the zone of contribution of a public-supply well in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2007-9; 2012; SIR; 2011-5182; Bexfield, Laura M.; Jurgens, Bryant C.; Crilley, Dianna M.; Christenson, Scott C.

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Geologic framework, regional aquifer properties (1940s-2009), and spring, creek, and seep properties (2009-10) of the upper San Mateo Creek Basin near Mount Taylor, New Mexico

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, examined the geologic framework, regional aquifer properties, and spring, creek, and seep properties of the upper San Mateo Creek Basin near Mount Taylor, which contains areas proposed for exploratory drilling and possible uranium mining on U.S. Forest Service land. The...

Langman, Jeff B.; Sprague, Jesse E.; Durall, Roger A.
Geologic framework, regional aquifer properties (1940s-2009), and spring, creek, and seep properties (2009-10) of the upper San Mateo Creek Basin near Mount Taylor, New Mexico; 2012; SIR; 2012-5019; Langman, Jeff B.; Sprague, Jesse E.; Durall, Roger A.

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Runoff conditions in Utah for water year 2011

In May 2011, the snowpack conditions in the mountains of central and northern Utah had emergency planners and water managers preparing for levels of runoff similar to the record year of 1983. The SNOwpack TELemetry (SNOTEL) records from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) reported that the amount of water contained in the snowpack in...

Cordova, Jeffrey T.; Angeroth, Cory E.
Runoff conditions in Utah for water year 2011; 2012; FS; 2012-3041; Cordova, Jeffrey T.; Angeroth, Cory E.

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Survey of hydrologic models and hydrologic data needs for tracking flow in the Rio Grande, north-central New Mexico, 2010

The six Middle Rio Grande Pueblos have prior and paramount rights to deliveries of water from the Rio Grande for their use. When the pueblos or the Bureau of Indian Affairs Designated Engineer identifies a need for additional flow on the Rio Grande, the Designated Engineer is tasked with deciding the timing and amount of releases of prior and...

Tillery, Anne; Eggleston, Jack R.
Survey of hydrologic models and hydrologic data needs for tracking flow in the Rio Grande, north-central New Mexico, 2010; 2012; SIR; 2011-5207; Tillery, Anne; Eggleston, Jack R.

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Postwildfire preliminary debris flow hazard assessment for the area burned by the 2011 Las Conchas Fire in north-central New Mexico

The Las Conchas Fire during the summer of 2011 was the largest in recorded history for the state of New Mexico, burning 634 square kilometers in the Jemez Mountains of north-central New Mexico. The burned landscape is now at risk of damage from postwildfire erosion, such as that caused by debris flows and flash floods. This report presents a...

Tillery, Anne C.; Darr, Michael J.; Cannon, Susan H.; Michael, John A.
Postwildfire preliminary debris flow hazard assessment for the area burned by the 2011 Las Conchas Fire in north-central New Mexico; 2011; OFR; 2011-1308; Tillery, Anne C.; Darr, Michael J.; Cannon, Susan H.; Michael, John A.

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Postwildfire debris flows hazard assessment for the area burned by the 2011 Track Fire, northeastern New Mexico and southeastern Colorado

In June 2011, the Track Fire burned 113 square kilometers in Colfax County, northeastern New Mexico, and Las Animas County, southeastern Colorado, including the upper watersheds of Chicorica and Raton Creeks. The burned landscape is now at risk of damage from postwildfire erosion, such as that caused by debris flows and flash floods. This report...

Tillery, Anne C.; Darr, Michael J.; Cannon, Susan H.; Michael, John A.
Postwildfire debris flows hazard assessment for the area burned by the 2011 Track Fire, northeastern New Mexico and southeastern Colorado; 2011; OFR; 2011-1257; Tillery, Anne C.; Darr, Michael J.; Cannon, Susan H.; Michael, John A.

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Selected investigations and statistical summary of surface-water quality in the Rio Grande and the Rio Chama, north-central New Mexico, during water years 1985-2007

The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA) is supplementing the municipal water supply for Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the surrounding area with water diverted from the Rio Grande. The distribution of surface water for municipal supply has raised questions about the quality of water in the Rio Grande and the possibility of...

Falk, Sarah E.; Anderholm, Scott K.; Engdahl, Nicholas B.
Selected investigations and statistical summary of surface-water quality in the Rio Grande and the Rio Chama, north-central New Mexico, during water years 1985-2007; 2011; DS; 629; Falk, Sarah E.; Anderholm, Scott K.; Engdahl, Nicholas B.

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Water-level data for the Albuquerque Basin and adjacent areas, central New Mexico, period of record through September 30, 2010

The Albuquerque Basin, located in central New Mexico, is about 100 miles long and 25-40 miles wide. The basin is defined as the extent of consolidated and unconsolidated deposits of Tertiary and Quaternary age that encompasses the structural Rio Grande Rift within the basin. Drinking-water supplies throughout the basin were obtained solely from...

Beman, Joseph E.
Water-level data for the Albuquerque Basin and adjacent areas, central New Mexico, period of record through September 30, 2010; 2011; DS; 623; Beman, Joseph E.

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Estimated 2008 groundwater potentiometric surface and predevelopment to 2008 water-level change in the Santa Fe Group aquifer system in the Albuquerque area, central New Mexico

The water-supply requirements of the Albuquerque metropolitan area of central New Mexico have historically been met almost exclusively by groundwater withdrawal from the Santa Fe Group aquifer system. Previous studies have indicated that the large quantity of groundwater withdrawal relative to recharge has resulted in water-level declines in the...

Falk, Sarah E.; Bexfield, Laura M.; Anderholm, Scott K.
Estimated 2008 groundwater potentiometric surface and predevelopment to 2008 water-level change in the Santa Fe Group aquifer system in the Albuquerque area, central New Mexico; 2011; SIM; 3162; Falk, Sarah E.; Bexfield, Laura M.; Anderholm, Scott K.